The reason we should give our love and devotion to Jesus the Word is, since Jesus the Man is flesh and blood as we are, he will accept our love when we offer it to him, but being flesh and blood, he will absorb it onto himself, and we would have loved him alone.
But, when we give our love to Jesus the Word, the Spirit of the Word will accept our human love, expand and deepen it, so that we have the capacity to love the Holy Trinity, Jesus the Man, our families, our friends, even our enemies, and all God's creation on the face of the earth and in the heavens.
This is the nature of the love Jesus spoke about in Matthew 5:43-44. "You have heard that it was said, love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you: love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons (and daughters) of your father in heaven."
At first blush, it may seem impossible to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, since as human beings, we are conditioned from birth to either avoid or attack our enemies.
But if we succeeded in reconditioning our minds to love our enemies, meaning to be helpful to them and to avoid conflicts wherever possible, this would show we are applying the Word of God in our lives to subordinate the demands of the flesh to the demands of the Spirit, thus distinguishing ourselves as children of God.
If we love only our friends and those who love us, haven't we done merely what the children of Satan are already doing?
We must now join the contentious debate on whether Jesus Christ is God or Man. I will discuss the topic under two headings: Jesus Christ the Man and Jesus Christ the Word.